Global Village – Student Coordinator - University of New South Wales

Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful trip for the team. I have only heard positive news from the group, and they feel that they have learnt and grown so much in such a short period of time. I really can’t articulate how much we appreciate the work you do and the opportunities you provide for students here at UNSW and the communities that you work with in Vietnam. The team definitely miss the kids already!

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Global Village - University of New South Wales

Student Comments Jennifer The last two weeks have been absolutely amazing and life changing. All of the Red Lotus staff have been so great to work with and it is clear they are extremely passionate. Shu Yee It has been a memorable experience, this program has managed to improve my understanding of the different social issues that is happening around us. Olivia A memorable experience that left me grateful for everything that I have as well as opening up my mind about the less fortunate. Patricia Red Lotus was very accommodating to our needs and wellbeing, I will definitely return and will recommend Red Lotus to my friends and family. Michelle Overall well supported by staff for a great experience, they helped so much when I was feeling sick, definitely want to return. Madison I had a lovely experience, the staff were really accommodating, they even looked after us when we had food poisoning. I liked that they came and met us before we started volunteering and then looked after us so well.

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Ciara (Ireland)

The children at the center are the loveliest children I have ever met and it only takes you a day get attached. I loved the center so much, I would loved to have stayed longer.

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Anna (Australia)

Once again Red Lotus has been outstanding and I am so grateful I could come back again. Thank you Justine for all of the work that you do for both the kids and the volunteers! I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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Our Aussie Girls

Jade I am very thankful to Red Lotus for allowing me to experience the joy, love and respect they offer the children. This was an incredibly eye opening experience and I felt 100% supported by the Red Lotus staff, thank you. Paige My experience volunteering with Red Lotus has been great. The Red Lotus staff have been so helpful and friendly throughout my time here and I am definitely keen to return. Brittaney I had an amazing time here working with both the Red Lotus staff and the kids of the center. It has been an amazing experience and I will definitely be back.

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Ben (Australia)

I have had an incredible time, the Red Lotus/Helping Hands family have been so helpful and friendly throughout my entire stay. I’ve appreciated the opportunity to work in the Rehabilitation room with the children. Thank you for the experience I really hope to come back in the near future.

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Issy (Australia)

My overall experience with Red Lotus has been exceptional, each and every moment (despite some of those incredibly challenging) has completely turned my world upside down. I cannot thank the staff enough, particularly, Justine, Katie and Carly for making me feel so at home and supporting me completely.

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Julie (Australia)

I have been very fortunate to have spent the past 6 weeks at the center in room 5. I am going away with a broken heart because I have really got to know and love the kids, it has been an honor to share my time with them. I will definitely return and will also help in other ways when I get home. It has been a life changing experience and gives me a whole new outlook on my life and what I want to do with the rest of it. The permanent Red Lotus staff have been friendly and supportive and I love and admire the love they have toward all of the residents of the center.

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Kate (UK)

As with my last visit I have had the most amazing time, thank you all so much. It is great to see the progress that has been made in the last 2 years at the center which would not have happened without the love of the awesome Red Lotus team, I will see you all again soon.

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Joel (Singapore)

The staff of Red Lotus were really helpful and answered all of my queries. It has been an interesting experience in Ba Vi as I saw the amount of help that was needed there. I could see what a difference the volunteers make to the lives of the kids and people at the center. Most importantly putting a smile on someone’s face everyday was their top priority.

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